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There are so many exciting tile patterns to choose from — and so many ways to use them to a room’s best advantage. No matter how you want to alter the appearance or scale of a room, there’s a tile pattern designed to work for you. Our tile pattern guide will give you examples of ways to tranform your home with tile.
- One Tile Pattern
- Two Tile Pattern
- Three Tile Pattern
- Multiple Tile Pattern
- Wall/Backsplash Pattern
- Borders Key
We want your project to be a success and one you are happy with for many years to come. Check out our helpful hints or get help with our tile pattern guide.
- Never assume a room is perfectly square – always square off from the center and begin pattern along one edge.
- To avoid rough edges on tile, always float the floor to a level state before installing tile.
- Always round to the next highest footage when calculating square footage of tile needed.
- Random is not a pattern, but a specific look designed by the installer. Most random arrangements need to work on these percentages:
- 12" x 12" 60%
- 6" x 12" 40%
- 6" x 6" 40%
- When installing tile in a random configuration, the percentages of tile for the three sizes involved do not add up to 100%, in order to allow for different looks through out the installation. These percentages will also allow for coverage needed due to centering of the layout.
- Modular patterns, if laid according to this guide, will have a solid grout frame every three feet.
- Each diagram represents nine square feet.
- A dark outline on the pattern indicates where tiles begin to repeat.